Every three years, the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) performs a community health assessment and improvement plan. An important part of this process is a Community Health Survey to get feedback from you Onondaga County residents about health issues that matter to them. These thoughts on the health of our community will be used to set goals and inform strategies to positively impact health in Onondaga County. Given the challenges of the past two years, it’s more important than ever that the community’s perspectives and priorities are understood.
The 2022 Community Health Survey is now available online at: ongov.net/health in both English and in Spanish.
Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, explained “The Community Health Survey is especially important now as we work to assess the full impact of the pandemic on our community’s health. It asks questions on COVID-19, mental health, chronic disease, cancer screening, substance use, and other important health-related issues. This initiative is led by the Onondaga County Health Department in partnership with local hospitals, and multiple community-based organizations. The goal is to create a long-term plan and systematic approach to improve the health of community residents.” Dr. Gupta also shared that Health Department staff will be conducting engagement activities directly with community members and stakeholders to further help understand their health-related priorities.
All survey responses will remain anonymous and will not be shared. As a thank you, participants can register to win one of five $50 gift cards! The survey will be open until May 13, 2022. For more information or questions about the survey, call the Onondaga County Health Department at 315.435.3280.